Category Archives: Admissions Advice

LSAT Test Dates 2021

2024-2025 LSAT Test Dates – UPDATED!

Here are the LSAC’s published testing dates through June 2025. 2024-2025 LSAT Test Dates: January 12-13, 2024 [registration deadline = November 30] February 9-10, 2024 [registration deadline = December 26] April 11-13, 2024 [registration deadline = February 29] (exam includes Logic Games) June 6-8, 2024 [registration deadline = April 23] (exam includes Logic Games) August […]

Harvard Returns To Requiring Standardized Testing

Harvard’s Reasons For Requiring Standardized Testing Like many Universities, Harvard has returned to relying upon standardized testing (SAT, ACT, etc.) in its undergraduate admissions. Two key factors guided Harvard’s decision: Standardized testing works. In other words, standardized testing does an effective job at what it is intended to do: predict with reasonable accuracy the future performance of […]

The LSAT Writing Sample: Is It Important?

The LSAT Writing Section The LSAT Writing section* is the only ungraded part of the LSAT (other than the experimental section).  However, it is a required part of the LSAT, currently administered separately from the rest of the exam. Your written response is distributed to all law schools to which you apply. The basic idea […]

UCLA and UC Berkeley Ranked #1 and #2

In 2022, UCLA once again has been ranked the #1 public University by U.S. News and World Reports, with UC Berkeley right behind it at #2. Congrats to the entire UC system, with UCLA and UC Berkeley leading the pack, on consistently offering exceptional public University educations for decades! A lot of factors go into […]

“Top 10” Application Factors That Law Schools Consider (Ranked)

While the importance of the first two items on this list (LSAT score and cumulative undergraduate gpa) are not likely to generate much serious debate, the unscientific “ranking” of the remaining law school “soft factors” below might stir up some controversy. After all, not all admission committee members prioritize each of the “soft factors” in […]